Multisensory Monday- Sentence Building Relay

Click here for my word cards and sentences: Sentence Building Relay   Wikki Sticks Thanks to Dite for her idea this week, which is a colorful, tactile, fun and flexible way to help with b and d reversals, or any letter formation.

Awesome News- Phonics First is Accredited by the IDA!

Hi everyone,   Happy Friday!   As if that weren’t enough cause for celebration, I have BIG news from RLAC!!!!!  While we have already been recognized by the International Dyslexia Association… we are now officially ACCREDITED by the IDA! This is a huge achievement.  Co-creator and Master Instructor Laurie Wagner explains that many states “are Continue Reading

Multisensory Monday- Picky Turtle

Hi everyone, Isn’t the internet astounding?  I’m on the road this week, training more teachers in Phonics First and I can still post Multisensory Monday to keep in touch with all of you!  I hope your weeks are off to a great start.  Today’s multisensory is What a Picky Turtle for 1-6  t. It comes Continue Reading

Quick Overview of Dyslexia

Hi everyone, I’m pumped that Stephanie’s response last week got tons of shares!  Please comment or email your questions so we can keep Questions and Answers going. I thought the article featured in last Thursday’s post was really interesting.  After posting it though, I realized that dyslexia is a complicated term many people (myself included) Continue Reading

“The Right Experience” can Change Dyslexics’ Brains

Hi everyone, Talk about perfect timing!  One of my coworkers emailed me an article today I found really encouraging and I think you will too.  It’s a post from the “Motherlode” blog on the New York Times titled, “Reading Experience May Change the Brains of Dyslexic Students.” Read the post here: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/reading-experience-may-change-the-brains-of-dyslexic-students/ The Encouraging News What Continue Reading

How to Develop Fluency

Hi everyone, To help you get through the middle of your week I have the first post in our Questions and Answers series, where I find answers to the questions you post, email or ask me.  Whether you are a teacher, tutor, administrator, parent, butcher, baker or candlestick maker, none of us have all the Continue Reading

Multisensory Monday- Hopping Sounds

  Whoo hoo!  We are joining the 21st Century and adding video capabilities to RLACortongillingham.com.  Let me know how you like the video in the comments below.  If you like the video format, I’ll definitely try to include more. I want to figure out how to get rid of the black strips on the sides Continue Reading

How to help students truly enjoy reading

Hi everyone, Did you notice any headlines this week similar to these? “U.S. children read, but not well or often: report” “Major drop in teens and reading, report says” “Kids Don’t Read Books Because Parents Don’t Read Books” These headlines definitely caught my attention.  Since we share a desire to help readers as teachers or Continue Reading

Multisensory Monday- Fireflies

Hi everyone, Vacation was fantastic, but I’m glad to be back in time for Multisensory Monday!  We have another idea from Dite, so be sure to check out her video after.  Today is the last multisensory activity for Easter leftovers, which is a good thing since that candy is probably getting a bit stale by Continue Reading

Multisensory Monday- Jellybean Bracelets (and an extra surprise)

Hi everyone, Today is a big day.  You’ll be getting two activities for Multisensory Monday instead of one!   I am so excited to introduce you to other activities and resources from Dite Bray, founder of Ladder Learning Services.   I’ll be adding a description and links to her multisensory activity at the end of the post. Continue Reading